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Allergic Rhinitis

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Overview: 

Allergic Rhinitis is a common nasal complaint in the primary care setting and is caused by a type 1, IGE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction in the nasal mucosa. 

May be perennial or seasonal depending on the trigger
Often there is a family history of atopy including eczema, asthma and/or allergies

DDX: 

Symptoms: 

Evaluation

Underlying causes 

Management

Surgical Management

 

Recommended Readings

American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. (2011). Primary Care Otolaryngology, Third Edition. Retrieved from: www.entnet.org.